WORKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WORKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp">Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. About 1,300 workers are scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they’ll be asked to do “whatever it takes” to win $15-an-hour wages and a u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582253322014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:02 MDT Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224179-79/arthur-workers-store-basket.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224179-79/arthur-workers-store-basket.html.csp">Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DENISE LAVOIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:05:02.422-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Bridgewater, Mass. • It’s been called a David vs. Goliath story, a “Tale of Two Arthurs” and even the “ultimate Greek tragedy,” but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They’re grocery store owners. A workers’ revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain has led to empty store shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from more than 100 state legislators and mayors. Industry analysts say worker revolts at non-union companies are rare, but what’s happe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582241792014-07-25T12:05:02.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:05:02.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224179@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:05:02 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp">Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It rais...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582218682014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:08:19.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:19 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220755-79/layoffs-employers-job-jobs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220755-79/layoffs-employers-job-jobs.html.csp">Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:42:02.306-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raise...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207552014-07-24T13:42:02.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T13:42:02.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220755@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:42:02 MDT Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp">Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NEDRA PICKLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously oriented businesses to opt out of the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception cover...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987622014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198762@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:18:34 MDT Strike by N.Y. commuter rail workers averted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195473-68/strike-workers-cuomo-rail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195473-68/strike-workers-cuomo-rail.html.csp">Strike by N.Y. commuter rail workers averted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN and RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation’s largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally got involved in the final hours of the negotiations, gives Long Island Rail Road workers a 17 percent pay raise over six and a half years but requires them to contribute to their health care costs for the first ti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954732014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T15:03:02.216-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195473@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:03:02 MDT Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp">Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN and RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 12:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A tentative agreement was announced Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation’s largest commuter railroad. “It’s my pleasure to announce today that we have settled a four-year dispute dealing with the Long Island Rail Road labor unions,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally guided the negotiations in the closing hours, announced at a news conference. Eight unions representing 5,400 LIRR workers had threatened to strike this weekend unless an agreement was reached. The worker...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581946652014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194665@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:13:16 MDT Meyerson: What our spies could tell us about German capitalism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193587-82/states-united-germany-capitalism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193587-82/states-united-germany-capitalism.html.csp">Meyerson: What our spies could tell us about German capitalism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harold Meyerson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:02:06.905-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can’t they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation’s power and fosters a vibrant middle class. The latest edition of the CIA’s World Factbook spells out how Germany succeeds and the United States fails at these crucial tasks. The book ranks the planet’s 193 countries by their current account balances (that is, their trade balances) in 2013. Germany comes in first, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58193587@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:02:06 MDT Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186941-79/pregnant-women-discrimination-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186941-79/pregnant-women-discrimination-workers.html.csp">Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:03:02.26-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The government has updated 30-year-old guidelines, citing “the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination, as well as the emergence of more subtle discriminatory practices.” The new guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination and illegal. They prohibit employe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581869412014-07-15T18:03:02.26-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T18:03:02.26-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186941@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:03:02 MDT Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177221-68/wage-workers-port-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177221-68/wage-workers-port-united.html.csp">Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID PORTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T13:08:01.6-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newark, N.J. • A dispute over workers’ wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution. United Airlines, the airport’s primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport’s operator, that it still questions whether the agency has the legal power to impose a wage hike. But the airline also said its vendors may be contractually bound to comply with the order. The Port Authority in January ordered wage hikes of $1 an hou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177221@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:08:01 MDT Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177190-68/casino-trump-atlantic-plaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177190-68/casino-trump-atlantic-plaza.html.csp">Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WAYNE PARRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T12:52:59.3-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 12:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlantic City, N.J. • Atlantic City’s crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that no final decision has been made on the Boardwalk casino. But the company said it expects the casino to close its doors Sept. 16. Notices warning employees of the expected closing will go out to the casino’s 1,000-plus employees Monday. If Trump Plaza clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177190@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:52:59 MDT Letter: Who looks out for taxpayers? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58167014-82/public-organize-owners-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58167014-82/public-organize-owners-workers.html.csp">Letter: Who looks out for taxpayers?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.91-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I hope that the right-to-organize author (“Right to work vs. right to organize,” July 3) does not burst a vein over the recent restriction on public unions. A key difference between private and public unions should be considered. Private unions have indeed provided a valuable service for workers over the years by strongly encouraging factory owners to offer fair wages and benefits. The factory owners have been forced to agree to share their profits with employees while trying to maintain a viab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58167014@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT Union official: Local coming to Volkswagen plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170403-79/union-plant-company-volkswagen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170403-79/union-plant-company-volkswagen.html.csp">Union official: Local coming to Volkswagen plant</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:23:40.054-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee. The union in February suffered a bitter setback in its effort to organize its first foreign-owned plant in the South when workers at the Chattanooga plant rejected UAW representation by a 712-626 vote. Gary Casteel, the UAW’s secretary-treasur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581704032014-07-10T16:23:40.054-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T16:23:40.054-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170403@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:23:40 MDT Op-ed: Higher wage makes me a better dad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164830-82/hour-per-workers-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164830-82/hour-per-workers-district.html.csp">Op-ed: Higher wage makes me a better dad</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Raul Meza</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T07:44:55.962-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LOS ANGELES • Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights. I know I’m lucky to have a full-time job as a facility attendant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I’ve done that for 10 years, and some days are better than others, but I like the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:44:55 MDT Backlash stirs in U.S. against foreign worker visas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58153840-79/workers-visas-infosys-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58153840-79/workers-visas-infosys-foreign.html.csp">Backlash stirs in U.S. against foreign worker visas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:00:27.852-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson’s Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn’t last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India. Now she has joined a federal lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran Harley-Davidson’s tech support discri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538402014-07-06T10:00:27.852-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T10:00:27.852-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153840@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:00:27 MDT Most union members have ties to government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58151682-68/union-sector-workers-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58151682-68/union-sector-workers-public.html.csp">Most union members have ties to government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T11:45:33.251-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 11:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, 11.3 percent of wage and salary workers in the United States...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58151682@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:45:33 MDT Unions for government workers gaining ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149710-79/workers-sector-union-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58149710-79/workers-sector-union-government.html.csp">Unions for government workers gaining ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T13:07:01.977-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 01:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity — at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce last year. That’s according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, 11.3 percent of U.S. wage and salary worke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581497102014-07-04T13:07:01.977-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T13:07:01.977-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149710@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07:01 MDT Letter: Right to work vs. right to organize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147500-82/workers-term-organize-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147500-82/workers-term-organize-think.html.csp">Letter: Right to work vs. right to organize</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:45:52.462-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If I hear the term “right to work” one more time, I think I’ll burst a vein. Now, thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling on allowing certain public workers to be exempt from paying union dues, the use of that infamous term has crept into the national scene. Until now, that term has been limited mostly to my sphere here in Utah, which is a non union state. So what does “right to work” really mean? It’s a much more palatable phrase than its true meaning: “right to exploit workers.” To all of you wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:45:52 MDT San Francisco transit workers reach tentative deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58133599-79/deal-francisco-san-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58133599-79/deal-francisco-san-workers.html.csp">San Francisco transit workers reach tentative deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T15:44:44.076-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The San Francisco transit union whose workers took part in a sickout that stalled the city’s famed cable cars and disrupted other service says it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Officials with Transport Workers Union Local 250 say they will present the terms of the contract with the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency to their members during a special meeting Monday. They reached the tentative deal late Friday. It comes about four weeks after drivers calle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581335992014-06-30T15:44:44.076-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T15:44:44.076-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133599@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:44:44 MDT Court says public union cannot mandate fees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132443-79/workers-public-union-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132443-79/workers-public-union-care.html.csp">Court says public union cannot mandate fees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAM HANANEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s costs of collective bargaining. In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of nonmembers who disagree with the positions that unions take. The ruling is a setback for labor unions that have bolstered their ranks and their bank accounts in Il...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324432014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132443@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:14:16 MDT